What is Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional Therapy uses science and evidence- based research to promote health and wellbeing through implementing nutritional and lifestyle changes. Nutritional Therapists use a range of tools to identify potential nutritional imbalances which may be contributing to an individual’s current health concerns and symptoms.

Nutritional Therapy practitioners consider each individual to be unique and any protocol or lifestyle recommendations are personalised for each person, rather than a “one size fits all” approach; and aim to treat the cause of the health concern, rather than treating the symptoms.

Practitioners never recommend Nutritional Therapy as a replacement for medical treatment, and always refer any client with “red flag” signs or symptoms to a medical professional.

What can you expect during a Nutritional Therapy Consultation?

Upon booking an appointment a nutritional therapy questionnaire will be completed by the client. This questionnaire is reviewed by the practitioner prior to the appointment. During the initial consultation, which takes approximately 60 – 90 minutes, detailed questions are asked regarding diet, lifestyle, past illness, medical history etc to gain a complete picture of the clients health. This information will help the practitioner to formulise a personalised protocol for the client to follow.

Follow up consultations occur approximately 4 weeks after the initial consultations, sometimes there may be phone calls and emails in between appointments. Depending on the individuals’ situation or health concern, more follow up appointments may be required. Chronic / long term conditions would usually require more than one follow up.

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